Photos: Past Argus Leader Elite 45 captains

Photos: Past Argus Leader Elite 45 captains

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Photos: Past Argus Leader Elite 45 captains

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2002 - John Bull, Washington, FB-LB

2002 – John Bull, Washington, FB-LB

PAST ELITE 45 CAPTAINS

In 1987, the Argus Leader started honoring the most outstanding high school football player in the state with Elite 45 captain status. Here are the captains through the years. 

1987 – Corbin Nelson, Platte, RB-LB

1988 – Chad McConnell, O’Gorman, QB

1989 – Travis Smith, Castlewood, QB-S

1990 – Mark Ryken, Yankton, QB-S

1991 – Steve Molohon, O’Gorman, OG-LB

1992 – Jason Leber, Vermillion, RB-S

1993 – Zach Carter, Spearfish, OT-DT

1994 – Peter Martin, Rapid City Stevens, QB

1995 – Josh Ranek, Bon Homme, RB-LB

1996 – Mark Vedral, Gregory, LB-RB

1997 – Joe Evenson, Garretson, RB-LB

1998 – Jon Montoya, Brandon Valley, FB-LB

1999 – Brett Scherschligt, Freeman, FB-LB

2000 – Chad Greenway, Stickney-Mount Vernon, QB-S

2001 – Nick Dieter, Brookings, QB

2002 – John Bull, Washington, FB-LB

2003 – Blake Hojer, De Smet, RB-LB

2004 – Josh Mahoney, O’Gorman, FB-LB

2005 – Dusty Coleman, O’Gorman, QB-DB

2006 – Dan O’Keefe, Aberdeen Roncalli, QB-DB

2007 – Tim Marlette, Washington, RB-LB

2008 – Earv Archambeau, Avon, RB-DB

2009 – Austin Sumner, Brandon Valley, QB

2010 – Matt Hermanson, Washington, QB-S

2011 – Taylor Zemlicka, Waverly-South Shore, QB-LB; Tyson Zemlicka, Waverly-South Shore, WR-LB

2012 – Nate Gerry, Washington, WR-RB-DB

2013 – Caden Quintanilla, Lincoln, RB

2014 – Luke Loudenburg, Howard, FB-DB

2015 – Matt Farniok, Washington, OT-DT

2016 – Spencer Neugebauer, Mitchell, RB

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